Upcoming Events

Celebrate Women in Business
Month of March

We are thrilled to celebrate women business owners in Kent! We asked them numerous questions about their experiences as female business owners. Read some of their stories and help us celebrate these women who help make our city awesome!


First Friday Art Walks

Join us for the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Kent! All participating galleries and businesses will stay open until at least 7pm on the first Friday of each month! Enjoy refreshments, view artist demonstrations and participate in activities throughout the downtown district. Visit at least 4 of the participating businesses and enter to win a raffle prize from a different location each month!

About Main Street Kent


Kent, Ohio is a unique place. Our downtown is filled with shops, restaurants, bars, live music, and a vibrant community of artists and creators. Main Street Kent is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization, promotion, beautification and preservation of downtown Kent. Support is provided by the City of Kent, local businesses, and community members alike. Since Main Street Kent’s formation in 2006, dozens of new businesses have opened in downtown Kent, and hundreds of new full-time and part-time jobs have been created. We are proud to be a part of a vibrant and thriving community. From hosting events year round to creating public art projects, we’re committed to making Kent, OH the best it can be!

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Become a Friend of Main Street Kent!

 Featured Friend of Main Street Kent

Troppus Projects

Troppus Projects is an independently owned and operated creative arts space located on S. Water St. Supporting art and artists and a variety of projects is critical to the mission of the space, hence the name, SUPPORT backwards. With monthly exhibitions and hands on activities, Troppus breaks boundaries of the traditional gallery. Give your support by voting for their Fed Ex Small Business Grant smallbusinessgrant.fedex.com

Check out their slideshow

 Featured Volunteers

Regan Gettens

Regan is currently the president of our Board of Directors. He has a passion for all that we do and works to make our organization stronger every step of the way. He is gracious with his time and energy and brings humor and positivity to all that we do. We are so thankful for his leadership!